Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC-Universal Has Ultimately Proven to Be the Only Interested Party (And Only Paying Customer) For Ronald D. Moore's "Sony" Based Development Projects
Isn't it amazing how the creatively bankrupt always return to the arms of one another?
Since Ronald D. Moore...."cough"....moved on to produce new projects for "Sony", NBC-Universal has been the only studio / corporation in Hollywood to express an ongoing and paying interest in Ronald D. Moore's "Sony" based development projects.
When Moore developed "17th Precinct". NBC-TV was the only interested party and paying customer for the pilot. Then there was the CBS-TV / Ronald D. Moore rumored remake of "Wild, Wild West" that ultimately only existed as a press release. Then there was that "Thing" prequel theatrical film Ronald D. Moore was supposed to be attached to that ultimately did get made but without him.
Thus far, there have been only four projects from Ronald D. Moore supposedly "being in development" at Sony after the endless time he has been there:
1. 17th Precenct
2. Wild Wild West
3. The Thing prequel movie ultimately made by someone else
Out of all four, NBC-Universal went the furthest by allowing the "17th Precinct" pilot to be filmed after ultimately rejecting it, and NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel now (supposedly) wants "Helix" from Ronald D. Moore. Four total projects from Ronald D. Moore developed at "Sony", half of them died due to lack of interest, the other half snatched up by NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel.
The point of all of this is, why is it NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel has ultimately proven to be the only interested party and paying customer for Ronald D. Moore's projects he is developing at "Sony?" I think it has alot to do with the fact that "like minds" always end up returning to one another even if the partnership was never previously fruitful...as was the case with "GINO", "Caprica", and "Blood & Chrome."
In a strange sort of way, I think NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel and Ronald D. Moore are destined by fate to be stuck with one another....forced to spoon feed each other their endless brain dead ideas that never lead to mass market financial prosperity and popularity. Destined to eternally fail at developing Science Fiction based television productions until the end of time.
Ronald D. Moore is not "in-demand" by anyone in Hollywood, and never was. At least he can always return home to NBC-Universal / SyFy Channel and live in the basement, as is apparently the case with "Helix."
Read the books Universal Studios has tried and failed to censor on Amazon.com...
Posted by Languatron at 7:52 PM